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Sep 21, 2011 7:00am EDT
to the general assembly today, we're joined by the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, susan rice. thanks for coming in this morning. first, the breaking news on the hikers. it does look like their release will be today. do you have any other information? >> we are in touch with our swiss partners who are protecting power in tehran. we're getting updates with them. we won't rest until they're back home with their families. >> it does look good. >> we're hopeful. we want to see them back on american soil. >> in the president's speech, he will address in iran, and the extraordinary wave of protests for people in the last year. does he agree with secretary panetta, that it's just a matter of time before this wave of reform hits iran? >> i think the underlying conditions are there. as we saw two years ago, following their election. there's great desire among the iranian people for freedom, for the ability to express themselves openly. and to chart their own future. so, i do believe that what we have seen in many parts of north africa and the middle east, will eventually come to parts that hav
Sep 21, 2011 7:00am PDT
to the secretary-general of the united nations, saying he wants to take his bid for full membership of the united nations, through the security council, to the general assembly. we expect him to keep his statement -- stick to his statement. >> but you oppose it. >> very much so. we oppose it not because we oppose the creation of a palestinian state. we're all for that. but the reality that can only be achieved through direct negotiations with the palestinians and israelis. >> your hope is that he goes there, tables it, you're not pushing for a final vote? but leaves a space for final negotiations? >> we'll see what happens, george. we know one thing for sure. it won't succeed because in the security council, you need nine affirmative votes and no vetoes by a permanent member. and we don't know for sure what the vote count will be. but we know they're not going to get through. >> that it's even gotten to this point, has gotten president some criticism from many of his opponents. mitt romney calling it an unmitigated diplomatic disaster. and texas governor, rick perry, piled on
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